Monday, 19 October 2009

My first Christmas card...

I was mulling over the challenges as I went to bed on Saturday night and before I got off to sleep I knew one thing and that was that I was going to dig out my Pink Cat Studio QT Hooty stamps in the morning! I did not set out to make a Christmas card- in fact I was thinking of using the 'get well' image! -but when I started looking for papers I was really drawn to these colours. They are a free download by Summertime Designs called Winter Gifts.
I could not resist using my new nesties- I had the ovals but have just bought the scalloped circles and ovals and the plain circles. I have less time to craft now that I'm working full time but more money to send off for goodies!
ABC have F for Flying as their challenge which is what set me off thinking about QT Hooty. Secret Crafter have 'Dig Deep'- to find an old stamp or image- I got this set for Christmas last year and have used some of the set, but not this image yet, and have not had them out for a while. Just Us Girls have Aqua, red and vintage cream as their colour combo this week. This was what got me searching for papers in my downloads and I loved the crisp look of this set. The DPs have been printed onto a shimmery pearly paper which has not come out in the photo at all and they look much less stark and white in real life!
Getting a photo of this card was a real problem. I finished it on Sunday night and it was too dull to take a picture before work so I ended up taking it to school and nipping outside my classroom to take the photo at lunchtime!

13 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

What a QT this hootie is! Such a fun and CUTE card! I love it! THanks for tha share on the digi papers too. THey are perfect here!

I am so glad you could play with Just Us Girls this week!

Lisa Kind said...

Too funny...taking pictures of your card on your lunch time! Boy are you dedicated! LOL! Love your card and that sentiment is so cute! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Stampin' Pam said...

Alison this is totally adorable and that digi paper is SUPER cute. I love the little owl - he does look just right for a holiday card! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls. Hope you'll return on Saturday for a brand new challenge.

Gwen said...

Oh this is a **Hoot** so cute!! great use of these beautiful colors!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very cute card! You lil' Santa Owl is adorable & looks wonderful on your card! I love the sentiment-too cute! Thanks for playing with the girls this week at the Just Us Girls challenge site :)

Laura.K said...

Very cute card. Your owl is just gorgeous.

Maria Levine said...

Cute card! Love that PCS owl! NIce job thanks for playing along this week.

Jane Carroll said...

lovely

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Fab card - love the little owl!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC & SCSC Challenges!
Helen x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a cutie, fabulous card.
luv
Debby

Kristin Bueter said...

Oooh, what a sweet little holiday card! Love your adorable owl and that fab patterned paper!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope you can join us on Saturday for a fun 3-D challenge hosted by our sweet Mona!

Samantha said...

such a cute stamp!
lovely, thanks for joining us on the ABC challenge this week, Samantha :0)

Secret Crafter said...

Alison, its Wendy from the Secret Crafter. I seem to have lost your address and I have a prize to post to you. Could you email me again please so I can send it to you?